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Lesser-known UNESCO sites in the US

Of the 1,092 UNESCO World Heritage sites in the world, there are 23 in the United States. The big ones — the Statue of Liberty, Grand Canyon National Park, and Independence Hall — draw millions of visitors every year. While these places certainly deserve all the hype they get, they’re not the only UNESCO sites worthy of your travel plans. In honor of World Heritage Day on April 15, we’re highlighting some of the lesser-known UNESCO sites in the United States. From the deserts of New Mexico to...
Tags: Travel, Texas, Montana, Mexico, US, Spain, Rome, Unesco, United States, Hawaii, Washington Dc, Catholic, New Mexico, University Of Virginia, Illinois, St Louis

Delta Pushes to End Its Narita Hub, But Others Have a Different Plan

Next year, another round of slots at Tokyo’s close-in Haneda airport opens up, and the battle to procure them has begun. American, Delta, Hawaiian, and United have all staked their claims with some looking to gain more than others. This isn’t a transformative change for any of the airlines except for Delta. If Delta gets what it wants, it should mean the end of its Narita operation entirely. I’m sure I don’t need to remind you why Haneda is so much more desirable than Narita, but, well, of...
Tags: Travel, Japan, La, Singapore, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Delta, Dallas, Tokyo, Las Vegas, United, American, Japan Airlines, Ana, Honolulu

The iconic A380, the biggest airliner in the world, is going away forever — and that could be great news for Airbus

Airbus will end production of its A380 superjumbo in 2021.  Airbus made the announcement after Emirates decided to reduce its commitment to the A380 from 162 aircraft to 123.  According to aviation analyst Richard Aboulafia, only 17 A380s are left to be delivered to airlines; 14 to Emirates and three to ANA. The end of the A380 program is good for Airbus in the long run, Aboulafia told Business Insider. It will allow Airbus to concentrate its efforts on more important and lucrative segments of...
Tags: Facebook, Japan, US, Trends, Emirates, Portugal, Airbus, Donald Trump, Boeing, Hawaiian Airlines, DUBAI United Arab Emirates, Hawaiian, Tom Enders, All Nippon Airways, Richard Aboulafia, Teal Group

Hawaii tourism nears 10M mark, Kauai dairy plan dropped, lawmaker seeks to ban cigarettes, $15 minimum wage and recreational marijuana bills advance, county mayors present wish lists, lots more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Luau in Kailua-Kona ©2019 All Hawaii News Isle tourism hit nearly 10M arrivals in 2018. Hawaii welcomed a record 9.9 million tourists in 2018, just 45,452 visitors shy of a 10 million benchmark that had been anticipated before head winds emerged in the back half of last year. Star-Advertiser.Hawaii saw nearly 10M visitors last year. That’s half a million more than in 2017. Hawaii News Now.The total number of visitors to Hawaii increased to nearly 10 million — and the amount they spent whi...
Tags: Travel, Senate, Hawaii, House, Associated Press, Kim, Kilauea, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, State, Honolulu, Capitol, Legislature, West Hawaii

5 Adventure Sports You Must Try In Hawaii

Hawaii is filled with gorgeous beaches with a unique culture and fantastic weather conditions. It is the perfect vacation destination in summers; although, the weather here remains warm throughout the year. Most of the people who go on a vacation to Hawaii do so because of the many sports they can indulge themselves in. If that is not your intention to visit Hawaii, you still cannot leave without trying out the many sports that this place is famous for. From skydiving to scuba diving, you can go...
Tags: Travel, Sponsored, Hawaii, Bio, Pacific, Pacific Ocean, Big Island, Maui, Paul Wilson, Oahu, Hawaiian, Hawaiian Islands, North Pacific, Oahu Lanai Molokai Kauai, Red Bull Jaws, Alaskan gulf

3 Links I Love: Fixing WestJet, Tip Your Flight Attendant, Aloha 767

‘We’ve just grown too big, too fast:’ CEO Ed Sims taps the brakes at WestJet – Calgary HeraldFor years people have said WestJet had bitten off more than it could chew, and last year that finally proved to be true. Now we get to watch Ed try to get the airline back on track, and I’m looking forward to seeing what that means. This Airline Wants You to Tip Your Flight Attendants – ThrillistEven though this has been around for 3 years, it’s just making the news this week. Tipping flig...
Tags: Travel, Ed, United, Government Regulation, Links I Love, Frontier, Westjet, Hawaiian, Ed Sims, WestJet Calgary, Aloha Boeing, BlogYou

Kaua`i `ohi`a infected most deadly form of Rapid `Ohi`a Death fungus

Dead `ohi`a in Kauai forest. Credit: DLNR photo. The "mother of the forest" on Kaua`i is under deadly attack. . The most aggressive form of Rapid `Ohi`a Death fungus has been identified in a stand of native forest on the island's east side, just months after the less aggressive type was found on the island. The latest form is a fast-killing disease to which few or no `ohi`a are resistant. `Ohi`a is perhaps the most significant tree of the Hawaiian forest...
Tags: Travel, Government, Birds, Botany, James, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Ars, Hawaiian, Mann, Hilo, Hawaiian Homes Commission, Department of Hawaiian Home, Hawai`i Island, Kalalea Mountain, Lihue Detection

What’s Christmas like in Hawaii? 2018 Edition

We always say that anytime is a good time to visit Hawaii, but some occasions can be more special than others — with the Christmas season being one of those times. The Hawaiian-style decorations, lights and cheer of the holidays all combine for a festive Christmas vacation. Let’s take a look at some of the frequently asked questions about Christmas in Hawaii. What’s the weather like in Hawaii at Christmas? Even though it’s wintertime in Hawaii, the weather is pleasantly warm. For December, you...
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, Santa, Lihue, Waikiki, Kauai, Maui, Hawaiian, Waikiki Beach, Waikiki Hawaii, Mele Kalikimaka, Honolulu City Lights, Culture & History, Oahu Lahaina, Royal Grove, Sometimes Santa

UFC champion Max Holloway says challenger Brian Ortega lacks his credentials

UFC featherweight champion Max (Blessed) Holloway took aim at rival Brian (T-City) Ortega on Wednesday, saying the challenger lacks his credentials. "He's good, he's a dangerous man," the 27-year-old Hawaiian told the UFC 231 pre-fight news conference. "Everybody's keeps talking about Brian and this and that. (But) everything the guy did I did better.
Tags: News, Brian, Ufc, Hawaiian, Max Holloway, Brian Ortega, Max Blessed Holloway, Brian T City Ortega

Why Harvard scientists think this interstellar object might be an alien spacecraft

Oumuamua is the first interstellar object ever detected in our solar system and Harvard scientists think it could be an alien spacecraft. The scientists sought to explain a quirk in Oumuamua's behavior, which led them to an unusual conclusion. No one knows what Oumuamua is or where it came from, and it's too late to find out for sure. Narrator: We have a mysterious new kid on the block. Astronomers call it Oumuamua. Which in Hawaiian, roughly translates to "first time visitor from far away."...
Tags: Japan, Trends, Earth, Harvard, Sherlock Holmes, Jupiter, Hawaiian, Loeb, Oumuamua, Rob Weryk, Weryk

Long Beach Chooses Southwest Over JetBlue With Slot Rule Changes

Long Beach Airport should be a desirable place to fly.  After all, it’s only 20 miles down the (admittedly traffic-choked) 405 freeway from LAX, and it provides a far better passenger experience.  But historically, Long Beach just hasn’t performed well for any airline.  Recent history has been dominated by JetBlue, but the relationship has become rocky.  For years, it looked like no other airline would be interested in filling JetBlue’s shoes if the airline decided to walk… until Southwest enter...
Tags: Travel, New York, Mexico, Boston, Sacramento, UPS, Long Beach, Oakland, Jetblue, Steamboat Springs, Ontario, Southwest, Phoenix, Burbank, Bozeman, Hawaiian

`Io - Hawaiian Hawk

`Io (Hawaiian Hawk), oil on canvas, 6"x8" [Author: Joan Y]
Tags: Art, Oil, Animal, Hawaii, Bird, Volcano, Oil Painting, Blue, Hawk, Joan Y, Hawaiian, Canvas, Io, Raptor, Drawing On Nature, Joan Yoshioka

X Marks the Story: October 2018

Finding excellent short SFF can often feel like hunting for buried treasure. Sometimes it takes a guide to help fill in the map, connecting readers with fantastic fiction and showing where X Marks The Story–a new monthly column from Charles Payseur. Welcome, intrepid readers, to another X-citing month of short SFF! Though October might traditionally mean pumpkins and spooky stories told around a dying fire, to me it brings to mind one thing above all else: sweaters. As the weather begins to chi...
Tags: Books, London, Earth, Paris, Korea, Wisconsin, Central London, Short Fiction, Lightspeed, Coyote, Sita, Hawaiian, Eli, VIDA, Speculative Fiction, Clarkesworld

Hawaiian and Navajo now on Duolingo

Most people use Duolingo , the popular language learning app, to learn widely-used languages such as French, Spanish, or Chinese, but now you can learn two languages very few others can speak. In an effort to preserve indigenous languages that are nearing extinction by exposing them to a wider audience, Duolingo just added Hawaii’s ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi language, and Diné, the Navajo language, to its list of learnable languages. While Hawaiian is an official language of Hawaii, only two percent of th...
Tags: Travel, Utah, California, US, Hawaii, Languages, Duolingo, Language Learning, All, Dine, Hawaiian, Navajo, Hawaiian language, learning Navajo, Navajo Language, San Juan School District

Learn the Hawaiian and Navajo Languages on Duolingo 

Just in time for Indigenous Peoples’ Day, Duolingo is launching two courses for endangered indigenous languages, both created by native speakers. Starting today, you can use the app to learn the languages spoken by native Hawaiians and by the Diné, better known as the Navajo nation.Read more...
Tags: Learning, Hawaii, Lifehacks, Languages, Native American, Duolingo, Courses, Dine, Hawaiian, Navajo, Indigenous Peoples Day, Navajo Languages

One of the World's 7,000 Languages Dies Every Three Months. Can Apps Help Save Them?

Language-learning startup Duolingo is launching two new courses in Hawaiian and Navajo, as linguists warn that many tongues are under threat
Tags: Science, Hawaiian, Navajo

One of the World’s 7,000 Languages Dies Every Three Months. Can Apps Help Save Them?

Language-learning startup Duolingo is launching two new courses in Hawaiian and Navajo, as linguists warn that many tongues are under threat
Tags: Startups, News, Uncategorized, Language, Hawaiian, Navajo

3 Links I Love: JetBlue Gets Basic, Primera Fails, How to Launch a New Route

This week’s featured link:Where can we Inspire Humanity next? – JetBlue Out of the BlueBasic Economy is coming to JetBlue, and that’s yet another proof point that the lure of low fares is inescapable.  It’s hard to comment on whether this makes sense or not until I see the actual plan to roll it out.  I would bet that JetBlue will do this better than the legacies, but that’s a pretty low bar. Two for the road:Primera Air goes bankrupt after a catastrophic summer – The Economist GulliverTo t...
Tags: Travel, Jetblue, Links I Love, Hawaiian, Primera Air, Primera, Atlantic Gulliver

A weird, cigar-shaped object flew through the solar system last year. Now astronomers may know where it came from.

In October 2017, astronomers detected a strange, cigar-shaped object passing through our solar system. The object, called 'Oumuamua, is a comet from another star system. A team of astronomers compared the path of 'Oumuamua through space to the motions of millions of stars to try and figure out where it came from. The team found four possible candidate stars for the interstellar comet's home, but they say the search is not over. After a Hawaiian telescope spotted an object called 'Oumuamua fly...
Tags: Trends, Earth, Esa, Pluto, Astronomical Journal, European Space Agency ESA, Hawaiian, Oumuamua

Judge rules Hawaiian princess unfit to manage $215m trust

Legal battle for fortune of woman descended from Hawaiian royalty has included allegations of possible abuseA Honolulu judge ruled this week that “Hawaii’s last princess” doesn’t have sufficient mental capacity to manage her $215m trust – the latest twist in a contentious legal battle surrounding 92-year-old Abigail Kawānanakoa and her fortune, and which has raised allegations of possible abuse.Kawānanakoa is regarded by many Native Hawaiians as a princess because she is a descendent of the roya...
Tags: US news, Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaiian, James Campbell, Hawaiian Kingdom, Abigail Kawananakoa, Kawananakoa

3 Links I Love:

This week’s featured link:Original Disruptor Southwest Airlines Survives on Ruthless Business Savvy – SkiftHere’s a nice, non-fluffy article about Southwest, where it has come from, and where it may be going.  Too many Southwest articles focus on the origin story and gloss over the nuts and bolts of what’s happened since then.  This one doesn’t. Two for the road:Norwegian Air Starts Selling $18 Tickets for Argentina Flights – BloombergThe long-awaited Norwegian adventure in Argentina has be...
Tags: Travel, Argentina, Norwegian, Links I Love, Southwest, Hawai, Hawaiian, Bellanca, Bellanca Comes Home Hawaiian Airlines

Best and worst airplane drinks

A big trip often calls for a toast. Why wait until you arrive at your destination when you could have a drink en route? When flying coach, this line of thought is often followed by disappointment when the drink arrives, and it isn’t quite what you expected. To avoid this from ever happening, Matador spoke with flight attendants from Alaska, Delta, JetBlue, and Hawaiian Airlines to get the lowdown for you. Here’s what to order and, perhaps most importantly, what to avoid. The best drinks to ...
Tags: Travel, Drinks, Budget, Starbucks, Airlines, Jetblue, Alaska Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, Southwest, Mary, Hawaiian, Mai Tais, Woodford Reserve, Airplane Coffee, Airplane Cocktails, Airplane Drinks

Kane`ohe corals more resilient to bleaching after 50 years of hot

Montipora capitata coral.  Credit: Keisha Bahr Corals in Kane`ohe Bay seem more resilient to bleaching in warming waters today than they were 50 years ago—the first evidence that coral may be gaining tolerance to rising global temperatures. It may not be enough to keep up with the pace of climate change, but it's a hopeful sign. “Although these results are encouraging in their indication that acclimatization/adaptation of corals and their symbionts can occur at an unexpecte...
Tags: Travel, Sustainability, Geology, Wind, Zoology, Botany, Bishop Museum, Oceanography, Fisheries, Environmental Sciences, Hawaiian, Coles, Marine Issues, University of Hawai`i, Keisha Bahr Corals, Kane`ohe Bay

Kilauea's Eruption Is on Pause—For Now

Three months and countless Olympic swimming pools of lava later, Kilauea seems to have pressed the pause button on its fiery eruption. But it’s too soon to tell if the Hawaiian volcano has chilled out for good.Read more...
Tags: Science, Volcano, Kilauea, Natural Disasters, Earth Sciences, Hawaiian, Earther Is An Earth Blog

Southwest Struggles With Denied Boardings, But Others Are Worse

Yesterday I wrote about the denied boarding trends at Alaska, American, Delta, and United. Today, I’m going to start with Southwest and work my way through the rest of the branded airlines that report their numbers. If you’re comparing to yesterday, remember that these numbers from the Department of Transportation’s Air Travel Consumer Report are for mainline only. None of these airlines I’m writing about today have a regional operation except for the miniscule one at Hawaiian, so it won’t be ...
Tags: Travel, Spirit, United, Jetblue, Department Of Transportation, Dot, Frontier, Southwest, Virgin America, Hawaiian, Allegiant, Alaska American Delta, United Today

Why Kauai is underrated

Kauai is often the forgotten cousin of the larger Hawaiian islands. Travelers seek the endless sun of the Big Island, the pampering of Maui’s luxury resorts, and even the history and excitement of Oahu while overlooking the northernmost island in the Hawaiian archipelago: wet, sleepy Kauai. Yet the very same qualities that make Kauai less attractive to some are ones that we think make it the perfect location for travelers who want a less polished, less tourist-laden experience. These are the...
Tags: Travel, Selfie, Hawaii, Marriott, Travel Tips, Pacific, Chevron, Beach House, Big Island, Kauai, Sheraton, Maui, Travelers, Pali, Princeville, Hanalei Bay

3 Links I Love: The Island Hopper, Old Airline Maps, Operation Pineapple Tops

This week’s featured link: Watch the new Big Metal Bird: Island Hopper – United Hub This one has always been on the bucket list – flying the famed island hopper that goes between Guam and Honolulu. This video gives a good high-level overview of what’s involved in that flying. Maybe one of these days I’ll do a much more in-depth report on it myself. Two for the road: Continental Washington Dulles diagram, 1987 – Airline Maps There is something transfixing about this blog and its simple premise...
Tags: Travel, United, Links I Love, Maui, Hawai, Honolulu, Hawaiian, Guam, Dulles, Moloka, IAD - Washington/Dulles, Island Hopper United Hub, Continental Washington Dulles

Mount Kilauea transforms Hawaii's coastline with the birth of a new island

Mount Kilauea may have disappeared from the news for a while, but it isn’t done surprising us yet: the Hawaiian volcano has officially created a new island in the Pacific Ocean. Geologists working at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) have reported the appearance of a tiny islet, measuring 20-30 feet in diameter, off the eastern shore of Hawaii. The new island was first seen by the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) when it conducted a fly-by of the volcanic area on Friday, July 13. Records from...
Tags: Google, Design, News, Environment, Hawaii, Volcano, Kilauea, Usgs, Pacific Ocean, U S Geological Survey USGS, US Geological Survey, Hawaiian, Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, New Island, Mount Kilauea, Hawaiian Volcano Observatory HVO

Hawaiian’s A330 Flat Beds From Honolulu to Los Angeles (Trip Report)

I’m back from vacation tomorrow, so here’s one last Hawaiian post for you. With only one night in Hawai’i, it was easy to stay on West Coast time. I went to bed before 9pm and was up at 4:30am ready to go. I watched the sunrise from my room in the Waikiki Prince, got ready, and hopped in a cab to the airport. The driver dropped me off at the newly-christened Terminal 1 (formerly called the Interisland Terminal) where all Hawaiian Airlines check-in is handled. With Pre Check, I was able to ge...
Tags: Travel, Los Angeles, Trip Reports, Airbus, West Coast, Hawaiian Airlines, Southern California, Maui, Hawai, Honolulu, Hawaiian, Santa Maria, Avi, Moloka, Standard Hawaiian, Avi Mannis

The Incredible Challenge of Improving Airports in Hawai’i

The vacation chugs along. I’m back with regular posts on July 3. For mainland visitors, the airports of Hawai’i probably seem better than they are. The out-dated terminals with open air areas can feel like a slice of paradise, but in reality, nearly every airport in Hawai’i needs a great deal of work. In fact, other than Hilo, every major airport in the state is over capacity, but projects are slow to develop. Part of the problem is the unique way in which the airports in Hawai’i are governe...
Tags: Travel, Maryland, US, Alaska, Department Of Transportation, Government Regulation, Maui, Hawai'i, Hawai, Honolulu, Hawaiian, Blaine, Kona, Diamond Head, Hilo, Kahului